End Goals: LCMS Youth Ministry

End Goals is the podcast of LCMS Youth Ministry in the Office of National Mission. LCMS Youth Ministry Staff discuss practices for healthy youth ministry and interview practitioners who provide insight for experienced and new youth leaders.

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LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Gathering Starter Pack – Exploring Youth’s Unique Vocation

Rhonda Palmersheim joins Mark and Julianna to discuss how the many different program elements of the Gathering can help every young person explore their unique vocations.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Gathering Starter Pack – Connecting Parents to the Gathering

DCE Amanda Jahnke joins Mark and Julianna to discuss supporting parents as they help prepare their teens for the Gathering.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Gathering Starter Pack – Handling Youth in Crisis at the Gathering

Amanda Jahnk, DCE, and Karen Merritt join Mark and Julianna to discuss ways adult leaders can prepare to care for young people in difficult experiences. 

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Gathering Starter Pack – Preparing Your Group

Mark and Julianna talk you through some key things to do with guest DCE Annie Anderson.  

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Gathering Starter Pack – Traveling to Houston

Mark, Julianna, and Meredith talk about traveling to the Gathering and highlights of the Houston area with Meredith Whitefield. 

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Gathering Starter Pack – Exploring In All Things

As we kick of the Gathering Starter Pack we will be looking into the theme: In All Things with Rev. Dr. Peter Nafzger and DCE Shelly Schwalm.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Encouraging Youth Leaders

Dr. Jacob Youmans joins Mark and Julianna to talk about encouraging and supporting youth leaders.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Building Community One Youth at a Time

DCE Mark Cook joins Mark and Julianna to discuss his chapter on building Christian community in youth ministry one teen at a time.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Developing a Support System (Connected for Life)

Dr. Deb Arfsten returns to talk with Mark and Julianna about the importance of developing a support system for youth ministry in your congregation. 

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Community Youth Ministry

Mark and Julianna talk with Rev. Derek Broten about how to reach out with the Gospel in Community Focused Youth Ministry.